I have been looking for a refreshing and tasty drink to include more fruits in my diet. An innovative recipe that would be very different from the boring everyday beverages is what I had in mind. My explorations in the world of food led me to this marvelous discovery -smoothies- a wide variety just waiting to be explored.
Smoothies made their entry on the food scene in the United States in the 1960s. However, at the time it was limited to only health food stores. Today, smoothies are a very popular beverage and are available at cafes and coffee shops all over. There are now also "smoothie bars" that are dedicated solely to the tasty beverage.
Smoothies offer a delightful combination of fruits with an array of appetizing ingredients that sure is a wonderful way to start my day. Indeed, a thirst quencher on a hot summer day. A smoothie is however not a mere thirst quencher, it comes with the added advantage of several health benefits. A popular drink with the several mouthwatering combinations, smoothies are real quick and easy to whip up too.
A smoothie can be fun whether during the summer or any other time of the year. A tasty treat it is a cool refreshing drink that gives you the choice of combining the fruits of your choice (fresh or frozen) with ice, milk or even yogurt.
Get rid of the monotony in your daily diet, throw in some fruits of your choice into the blender with milk/yogurt and the other ingredients and lo and behold! what you have is an irresistible beverage that's waiting for you to take a sip.
All you need for whipping up a delicious smoothie is the ingredients and a blender and it is ready in minutes. A thick texture the smoothie is a true delight especially on a hot summer day.
For the creative foodie in you, a smoothie is a canvas on which you can add the desired colors and create a masterpiece. Experiment with different ingredients and with great inputs the output is one that you would relish. You can play around with a variety of fruits or even fruit juices combining their health benefits and great taste.
With a thick milkshake like texture the smoothie is a combination of essential vitamins and minerals and is also a rich source of fiber. You can make a value addition to the nutritional content of your smoothie with ingredients like soy milk, protein supplements of your choice or even whey powder. Nutritional supplements may be added while preparing the smoothie and you could have taste and health all combined into one.
You could experiment with fruits like bananas, strawberries or add an exotic touch by adding berries, raspberries or any other fruits of your choice. You could prepare your smoothie with just one fruit or you may decide to combine a variety of fruits for a rich refreshing experience, depending on your individual taste.
In the Mediterranean, honey and yogurt are popular ingredients for a smoothie. With the popularity of the smoothies increasing , it is now available in the bottled form to make it easily accessible. It is a great option for those on the health path. With health being an important issue that is receiving a lot of attention nowadays, smoothies have also become very popular - an instant hit with all age groups.
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